Wild Flower Meadows – Trial using Annual Wild Flowers

Recently we have been trialing a special mix using annual wild flowers instead of the usual perennial species.  The mix, primarily for post 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park is presently in the trial stage and is looking pretty good.
Looking at the week by week photo’s taken by Sarah Andrews, it is clear that even though there were initially spaces between the plants, these have disappeared as the plants have matured.
The root system is also something to behold, dense and fully developed, it provides a thick mat which effectively prevents invasive weeds from taking hold.
We are very pleased so far with the results of our trial which is rich in Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus), and Borage (Borago officinalis) to name a few of the startlingly beautiful varieties that are attracting all sorts of wildlife including the all important bees.